Social Tenants’ Health: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Landlord Interventions

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2v4oMU5 on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Objectives: To test whether a social landlord can improve health outcomes for older tenants and reduce their NHS usage by simple interventions. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: Social housing in five London Boroughs. Participants: 547 individuals over 50 years of age. Intervention: Baseline and […]

Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2wufeW2 on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM How much are low-income individuals willing to pay for health insurance, and what are the implications for insurance markets? Using administrative data from Massachusetts’ subsidized insurance exchange, we exploit discontinuities in the subsidy schedule to estimate willingness to pay and costs of insurance among […]

Consumer Learning and the Entry of Generic Pharmaceuticals

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2v4fnMd on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Generic pharmaceuticals provide low-cost access to treatment. Despite their chemical equivalence to branded products, many mechanisms may hinder generic substitution. Consumers may be unaware of their equivalence. Firms may influence consumers through advertising or product line extensions. We estimate a structural model of pharmaceutical […]

Two-Sided Matching in Physician-Insurer Networks: Evidence from Medicare Advantage

from Health Economics at http://bit.ly/2wuwXwr on August 20, 2017 at 08:15PM Many health insurance plans in the U.S. restrict enrollees to choose from a set of providers the insurer has contracted with. These provider networks are formed via bilateral bargaining between insurers and providers. Provider networks are an important tool for product differentiation and cost […]